LONDON. So, it wasn't the human genome; nor the nematode. Today, nerves seem to have got to the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, which this morning announced the award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2000 jointly to Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard and Eric Kandel.
Eric Kandel — at 71 the spring chicken of the three winners — is at the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University, New York. He was rewarded "for his discoveries of how the efficiency of synapses can be modified." Kandel developed the sea slug